Our Board

Guiding Wheels of Wellness with Experience, Passion, and Vision for Holistic Community Care.

Greg Stanton

Treasurer

Ian Cannon

Director

Ange Collins

Director

Yolonde Entsch

Director & Company Secretary

Syan Koisen

Board Secretary

Dr Jacki Mein OAM, MBBS, MAE, FACSHM, FAFPHM, AFRACMA, FRACGP, GAICD
CHAIR

A highly skilled, experienced and dedicated medical professional, Jacki has held several senior positions including Director of Medical Services at Wuchopperen Health Service, GP at Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services and Senior Medical Officer with Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

Jacki has worked as an Adjunct Professor in Medicine at James Cook University. As a GP, Jacki’s passions include,Indigenous health, womens health, registrar education, health of families and communities, clinical governance, and health literacy. Jacki was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2018 in recognition of her work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Greg Stanton
Treasurer

Greg is a Partner at Carey Group and a founding director of WoW. Before pursuing a career in Accountancy in 2004, Greg spent four years on the tools as a Carpenter in the local building industry during which time he attained his trade qualification. He started his own accounting firm in 2011, building a strong client base in Housing and Construction, and Business sectors, before merging with Carey Group in late 2021. Greg has been passionate about homelessness since being a boy...

"Since my earliest memories, I have been driven by a profound desire to create safe havens for the homeless. My vision was to purchase a large warehouse and convert it into individual rooms. However, the reality of limited financial means has urged me to explore alternative paths to contribute meaningfully to this cause.

The aspiration to make a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate, I have found a fitting role as the treasurer for WOW, a remarkable organisation that offers respite and medical care to the homeless community. While my dream of the warehouse project remains alive, I believe that every action, no matter how seemingly small, can forge significant change when undertaken with sincerity and purpose.”

Adrian Pennington
Director

Adrian is a Healthcare management consultant, and has worked in England, Canada, and Australian health systems. He is an experienced Chief Executive who is dedicated toward improving the lives of people. He was a recipient of the ACHS international medal for his work in quality improvement and was awarded the Australian Healthcare CEO of the year in 2018.

Ian Cannon
Director

Ian is a highly experienced individual with a strong passion for inclusive collaboration. Over the past 25 years, he has served on various boards, including The MaraWay and Djabugay Native Title Aboriginal Corporation.

Ian has made significant contributions to the growth of organisations such as Ngoonbi Co-operative Society, KMKM Aboriginal Corporation, and other federal government services in Australia. His expertise lies in governance, finance, risk mitigation, and community management, making him a valuable asset to WoW.

As a Djabugay/Bulwai descendant, Ian also provides WoW with valuable insights into cultural determinants of health and wellbeing, as well as cultural awareness.

Nareeta Davis
Director

Nareeta's experience and skills are vast. For more than 25 years, she has worked in Advisory Services specialising in Business Restructuring and Insolvency. Nareeta currently works as a Solicitor and First Nations Advisor at Holding Redlich and is a Senior Accountant at BDO (Nth Qld). Nareeta was the recipient of the 2017 Associate Vice-Chancellor Medal with CQUniversity and 2018 Qld Law Society First Nations Legal Student of the Year. Upon completing her further studies and being admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland, in 2021, Nareeta was recognised with the Queensland Law Society First Nations Solicitor Award. In 2022, Nareeta was awarded Alumnus of the Year for Early Career Achievement from Central Queensland University, nationally and further awarded Australasian Lawyer Elite Women 2022 Top 30 Lawyers in Australia .

Nareeta is deeply committed to Reconciliation Action and Indigenous representation, both in her work as a Solicitor, Accountant and in volunteer roles. She is a Member of the Board of Advisors at the Queensland Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee, which is a Ministerial appointment focussing on the repatriation of Indigenous remains and artwork from overseas to be returned safely back to Australia. She is also a Member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance First Nations Special Interest Group and The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law and is a Committee Member on the Reconciliation Action Plan Committee at Holding Redlich Lawyers and BDO (NTH QLD). Nareeta has recently accepted being appointed as Co-Chairperson of the Legal Professional Reconciliation Network.

Nareeta also volunteers as a mentor to CQUniversity students and speaks to low-socio economic schools in the Cairns region to encourage students to pursue study after school. Nareeta is also an Academic Casual at CQUniversity, providing tutoring to Bachelor of Law students.

Ange Collins
Director

Ange Collins is the Founding Director of Adllins Media, known for exceeding client expectations. She holds a big picture thinking mindset, coupled with an incredible zest to ensure other people in life and business achieve incredible results.

With an impressive career in media marketing that spans almost two decades, Ange is a welcome addition to the Board. Her expertise in media, marketing, and strategic campaigns will allow WoW to reinforce its reputation as experts in homelessness healthcare by profiling our impact and outcomes.

Yolonde Entsch
Director & Company Secretary

Yolonde started her WoW journey in 2014, working alongside Dr Amanda Roberts as a volunteer, and was responsible for outreach logistics, registering and triaging patients. Yolonde was thrilled to become a founding Director of WoW, the charity, in 2019 before becoming CEO in October 2020.

Syan Koisen
Board Secretary

As part of Syan’s professional development, she agreed to take on the role of Board Secretary. This role will provide Syan with valuable insights into good governance practices, including the procedures and processes involved in supporting the Board. Additionally, Syan will gain knowledge and experience in annual reporting requirements, Annual General Meetings, and audited financial statements.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Wheels of Wellness acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Nations peoples of this Country, we acknowledge the elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect the importance of Indigenous cultures and traditions; we recognise and respect that First Nation peoples have a spiritual connection to land and sea. We recognise the importance of cultural and traditional knowledge and are committed to walking alongside our clients in their health and wellbeing journey.

We are committed to cultivating inclusive environments for our clients, and staff. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.